What I learned: if you’ve done something you think the public is going to react badly to, you can’t delay it, hide from it, or ignore it. You have to address it head on and take your beating. Always take your beating.
For most people, startups are a risky endeavor and something to be avoided. Many are hesitant to quit their secure jobs and try to start a company from scratch.
I first started in tech when one of my friends and I decided it was a good opportunity to start a company while we were in school because we had almost no opportunity cost. Our opportunity cost was playing ‘World of Warcraft’ and drinking beer. We thought it was a good time to try something.
There’s something very satisfying about making anything with your hands.
The original idea for Justin.tv was a terrible idea. So if something like that can eventually become successful, then anyone can be successful.
Broadcasting something live from a remote site has always been the sole domain of large media corporations with access to satellite trucks.
People tend to think I lack focus. This is probably something they conclude from my trendy dressing style or my hair color. They forget my wins. I guess it’s easy to forget.
The players notice that you love football. You still like to have a ball at your feet in training. Do you come to work with a joie de vivre? I can’t give off the impression that I am under brutal pressure or fear that something could go wrong.
You’ve always got to have something to say, haven’t you? For an interview. Something to talk about.
I don’t believe anything is going to happen until it does, until you see your name on a paper or it actually happens and you have something in your hand.
I just worry about every year trying to add something to my game, come back a better player.
For me, as someone who takes the game seriously, really loves the game of basketball, just looking at the trajectory of my career and every year I’ve done something to improve.
Even though I had accomplished something astronomical, I looked to my friends who had founded Dropbox and Airbnb, and thought, ‘I could’ve done better.’
I always need to find somewhere to sit, or something to lean on.
It’s hard academically for an ADD sufferer – but, doing something they love, they can be the most focused person of all.
Once I was away from track and field, I was able to realize that life is something you really have to work on.
Electronic music is the first genre to realize how to use the music for marketing something else, which is playing festivals and club nights where they really make money.
Track is something you do by yourself.
Being an all-around player, you have to find some kind of balance because there are going to be nights where something isn’t on. You’ve got to make sure the other part is on. That’s what I concentrate on.
Just staying consistent and doing something every day, whether it’s walking, jogging, squats, weights at home or going to the gym. I feel like a little bit of something every day is very helpful.
Identity is something everyone struggles with. Everyone wants to fit in and find their place, and it’s so hard sometimes.
No one is perfect. Everyone has flaws. If you don’t like something about yourself then change it, or if you can’t or don’t want to then it’s beautiful. Accept it and own it!
We should open the conversation of mental health and start discussing it in classrooms, and among each other. Especially in the black community – that’s not something we talk about.
When people say something to you, they’re projecting what they actually feel inside, so you just have to wish them luck, wish them well, send them love.